Malaysian leader discusses Myanmar with Cambodian PM
The Straits Times|January 26, 2022
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob yesterday emphasised the urgent need for cessation of violence against civilians and release of political prisoners in Myanmar during a call with Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia, the current chair of Asean.
Ram Anand

Datuk Seri Ismail reiterated Asean’s call for a dialogue involving all parties concerned in Myanmar, nearly a year after a coupled to unrest and mass arrests of political leaders, including state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

The video conference, at Mr Hun Sen’s request, follows his controversial visit to Myanmar on Jan 7 and 8. He was the first foreign leader to visit the country since the junta seized power.

Critics have expressed concern that Mr Hun Sen’s visit could be construed as legitimising the junta’s rule, due to Cambodia’s position as Asean chair this year.

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